How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Semi Untethered via Pangu & Cydia Impactor
Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and lower! That’s right, in a surprise release (as they tend to do), Pangu released a brand new iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak utility! Also, thanks to a series of updates, the Pangu jailbreak 9.3.x utility is now available on Windows and Mac OS X in English!
The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has made substantial leaps and bounds since its initial release last weekend. In addition to now being deployable via a VERY simple tool (Cydia Impactor), it’s now in English AND available for both major computer operating systems: Windows and Mac OS X.
iOS 9.3.4 Released & Patches The Jailbreak!
As a very important prelude, iOS 9.3.4 closes this jailbreak – avoid it at all costs! Unfortunately, this jailbreak will not function on iOS 9.3.4.
Jailbreak Without A Computer!
If you don’t own a computer or you simply want an easier jailbreak process, just visit JailbreakMe9 (a site I compiled) and install the PP app directly onto your device without a computer. Just note that you must watch the above video to ensure the success of your PC-free jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3!
Also, be forwarded that you will install the Chinese version of the jailbreak app, which is constantly connecting to remote servers in an attempt to download updated certificates (see the above video for an explanation).
How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 [Latest Method]
Step 1. Confirm that you’ve downloaded all of the necessary components (Cydia Impactor and the latest Pangu jailbreak IPA) from the below download section and that you’re running the latest version of iTunes.
Step 2. Either unzip Cydia Impactor on Windows or copy the app to your Applications folder on Mac OS X and run the tool.
Note: Mac users may have to allow running applications from sources outside of the App Store in System Preferences > Security & Privacy before opening.
Step 3. Drag the Pangu NvwaStone_1.0.ipad into the Cydia impactor interface and click the “Start” button.
Step 4. Input your Apple ID and passcode when prompted (this is just to sign the app and get it onto your device – don’t worry, Saurik has confirmed that the info is passed straight to Apple and not through a third-party server).
Step 5. If you receive an “Apple Developer Warning”, simply click “OK”. This alert pops up if you have previous developer certificates associated with your Apple ID; Impactor needs to revoke them to sign the app properly.
Step 6. Trust the development profile inside of Settings > General > Device Management.
Step 7. Launch the PP app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, enable push notifications, and tap the start button in the middle of the app to proceed with the jailbreak. After roughly 5 seconds, lock your device and wait for it to respring.
Important Note: While you can press the home button to view the push notification status of the jailbreak (if it mentions Cydia, you’re golden), do not unlock and/or close the app.
Next you’ll need to learn how to reboot following the success of your semi untethered jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch!
How To Reboot After Jailbreak
Once jailbroken, you may notice that upon a reboot, Cydia (and anything obtained through Cydia) crashes. That’s because this is a “semi untethered” jailbreak so to speak – i.e. while you don’t need a computer to reboot it, you’ll have to re-apply the kernel patch to use any jailbreak-related items. It’s very simple to accomplish this, just follow the below steps.
Step 1. After a reboot, open the PP app.
Step 2. Wait 20 seconds in the app before doing anything (this is very important), and then tap the circle in the middle to begin the kernel patch process.
Step 3. Roughly 5 seconds after tapping the circle, lock your device. If the screen remains black and unresponsive and/or you get a notification from PP, you did it right (don’t worry, if it’s not both, either should work)!
Note: If your device just reboots, it didn’t initialize the jailbreak properly. In that case, please repeat the three steps listed above.
Congratulations, after having followed a few simple steps, you’ve successfully Jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 9.3.3, the latest public firmware!
As always, if you need additional information, I strongly recommend any of the tutorials featured on this page. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more! Join our Jailbreak and Hacks news feed, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on YouTube to be instantly notified when we publish new articles.
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- On-Device Jailbreak (Safari).
- iOS 9.3.3 IPSW.
- Cydia Impactor for Mac.
- Cydia Impactor for Windows.
- Pangu Jailbreak App.
- iTunes for Windows.
- PPHelper for Chinese tool.
08-04-16: Pangu 1.1 (the English version) is now available to add the “1 year” certificate. Also, iOS 9.3.4 is out, which patches this jailbreak; avoid it!
08-02-16: Added the latest on-device jailbreak method.
07-29-16: Pangu has released a version of their jailbreak independent of the PP Helper tool, it’s now easier to install, available in English and works on both Windows and Mac!
07-27-16: Pangu and PP updated their app to version 1.1 to fix issues, and officially support, the iPod touch 6g and iPad Pro.
07-25-16: It’s now possible to jailbreak free of a computer! See the above video tutorial and/or visit JailbreakMe9.com straight from your device.
Developing… Check Back For Updates
In light of multiple updates, the jailbreak process has changed rather substantially. However, in the spirit of knowledge preservation, we’ve opted to put the former steps in this legacy section for those who are curious.
Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Steps [LEGACY – PC]
Step 1. Confirm that you’ve downloaded all of the necessary components from the below download section and that you’re running the latest version of iTunes.
Step 2. As a precaution, it’s best to disable both Passcode lock and Find my iPhone. Next, connect your device via a standard USB cable, launch iTunes on your PC and ensure that the tool recognizes your device successfully (you may be prompted to trust the connection).
Step 3. Install the PP/Pangu jailbreak utility on your computer using the .exe obtained in the first step.
Step 4. Launch the PP Helper application on your computer and click the green button inside the pop-up to continue (if you close out of the pop-up, click the button that looks like a peeled back “P” to reveal the Pangu icon).
Step 5. After PP Helper has built the app, authenticate with your Apple ID credentials to allow the app to be side loaded onto your service and click the green continue button.
Step 6. Click the prompt to continue inside of PP (see above tutorial for help) and trust the development profile inside of Settings > General > Device Management – note: you should be automatically redirected to it on your device.
Step 7. Launch the PP app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, enable push notifications, and tap the circle in the middle of the app to proceed with the jailbreak. After roughly 5 seconds, lock your device and wait for your iDevice to reboot.
That’s it for Legacy Jailbreaking on iOS 9.3.3; thanks for reading to the bottom.